The Aquarium is currently open to the public. In response to COVID-19, we’ve made some essential changes to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
UPDATE (4/17/2020): National Aquarium's Temporary Closure Continues Until Further Notice Due to COVID-19
The National Aquarium announces the extension of its temporary closure through April 26 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and in a continued effort to protect the health and safety of staff, guests, volunteers and animals. An on-site core team continues to provide our animals with highest quality of care and welfare.
In keeping with the Aquarium's mission to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures, the public is invited to stay connected through a multitude of educational, virtual experiences including three live cams. "Virtual guests" can explore three of the National Aquarium's exhibits, Blacktip Reef, Pacific Coral Reef and Jellies Invasion at https://aqua.org/webcams.
In addition, the Aquarium announces the launch of a new webpage, At-Home-Activities, which houses ocean-themed activities for families including word searches, coloring pages and more. This page will serve as a hub for virtual content and be continually updated with new activities during this temporary closure.
The Aquarium will also continue to work with those who were planning on visiting during the temporary closure to either reschedule or refund their ticket purchases. More information is available via aqua.org or by calling 410-576-3800.
We look forward to the day we can welcome you back. Until then, if you would like to contribute to the National Aquarium, please visit https://aqua.org/support/give-today. Funds support advancing life-saving animal rescue operations, critical conservation initiatives and protection for our ocean planet.